The first MQ quilt show was held in St. Paul, Minnesota in January, 1979. The annual Minnesota Quilters' Show and Conference is now one of the premier annual quilting events in the United States that draws visitors, faculty, and entries from around the world.
Our Annual Quilt Show and Conference takes place every year in June. The show is open to the public and includes judged, non-judged, national, and special quilt exhibits. There are classes and lectures by nationally recognized teachers, a raffle quilt, small quilt auction, and other events. MQ awards one scholarship each year to a novice quilter. In past years our show has been on a four year cycle, rotating through Duluth, St. Cloud, St. Paul and Rochester. Based on bids received from these locations, the next shows will be in the following locations.